22 October 2019
The Kaikyo Distillery (named
after the Akashi-Kaikyo bridge that lies at the foot of the distillery) is
located near Akashi, a city located in southern Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, on the
Seto Inland Sea west of Kobe.
New to our shelves this month, their 135 East Gin marries Oriental
and Western traditions in a harmonious manner both in the gin and on the label
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21 October 2019
is just a few weeks away, and with the festival gaining massive popularity in
recent years, turning into one of the UK's biggest cultural and commercial
events, why not prepare and get into the mood with these spooky
spirits and ciders?
Man's Fingers from Cornwall rebel against the norm. Feeling suitably liberated
from the tyranny of convention, a spiced rum was born. Delicious sipped...
18 October 2019
Brouwerj Boon, or Boon Brewery, is a lambic brewery located
in Lembeek, producing a wide range of lambic, a type of beer brewed in the
Pajottenland region of Belgium.
The brewery began in 1978 when founder Frank Boon purchased the
De Vits brewery. He had been receiving deliveries of the lambic from this
brewery for a local youth club he belonged to, which is...
17 October 2019
To celebrate all that is good about England, Hogs Back Brewery brew their England's Glory cask ale.
Hogs Back is a small family-owned brewery tucked away in the village of Tongham, in the heart of the old Surrey hop-growing region. They've been brewing since 1992 on the 18th century farm with a real passion for what they do...
16 October 2019
Launched to the market on 19th September, Gorilla Spirits have stepped gracefully into the world of rum.
Designed predominantly for mixology Karisimbi Spiced Rum is a complex blend of aged and unaged rums from a variety of different rum distilleries. Spiced with vanilla, blood orange, ginger and cinnamon it is quite simply delicious. A versatile rum, add a dash of...
15 October 2019
Nestled in the picturesque Riebeek
Valley, in the heart of the Swartland region, you'll find rolling slopes of
vineyards that thrive in rugged, untamed beauty. These vineyards are the legacy
of generations that have nurtured these vines through tough, dry-land
Established in 1941, Riebeek Wine
Valley Co. has always been authentically Wine of Origin Swartland. They have a
passion for this unique landscape and for...
14 October 2019
With the recent Espresso Martini phenomenon in the UK, Jagermeister have stepped into the world of deluxe coffee drinks with their launch of Jagermeister Cold Brew Coffee. This delicious development is the renowned Jagermiester blend of 56 herbs and spices with a cold-brewed blend of Arabica cofee and a hint of cacao - allowing for this drinks giant to...
09 October 2019
BrewDog Distilling Co brings honest and charismatic
spirits to the people. They are obsessed with quality and make their own base
spirit, distilling from scratch to their own fanatical standards in their
A gin with bite, their LoneWolf Cloudy Lemon Gin, new to our
shelves this month, is a haze of gin and sharp citrus. Ruled by the full moon,
their gin is...
08 October 2019
The team at Hop and Hemp Brewery love beer. Sometimes maybe
a little too much. That's why they made it their mission to create brews that
have all the big flavours of the best craft beer, without leaving you with a
sore head at your 9am meeting, or losing yet another Sunday.
With only 0.5% alcohol, their beers are lower in calories,
07 October 2019
We're excited to announce that our next Trade Day will be in Oxford on Wednesday 23rd October - 12-4pm.
Our last Trade event before the end of the year!
Join us for a relaxed, intimate afternoon. The chance to meet, chat to and taste some of the newest and most innovative drinks in the industry. Think low/no alcohol, spritz, for...
06 October 2019
Kate, our Soft Drinks buyer's pick of the month is a range of tonics from Folkington's.
Folkington' swas founded in 2012 by Paul Bendit after 12 years of developing premium and innovative soft drinks.
Each Folkington's drink is made from produce sourced from the same farmers, or farming co-operatives, which helps to deliver a consistent taste and quality. To keep the...
04 October 2019
Fentimans, the botanically brewed drinks maker which was
established in 1905 has added a new fun mixer to its award-winning range.
Tropical Soda, made with pineapple and a subtle hint of
cardamom, has been designed specifically to complement rum and was developed by
a panel of European bartenders known as the Fentiman's Botanical Collective in
collaboration with the Fentiman's flavour team.
New to our shelves...
03 October 2019
Michael, our Beers and Ciders buyer's pick of the month is a lager from Big Smoke Brewery.
Big Smoke Brewery are a young brewery producing modern beer styles in the leafy suburbs of Esher in Surrey. They brew hop forward pales, rich stouts and everything inbetween.
New to our shelves this month is their Helles Lager in cans. Crisp, dry and...
02 October 2019
Norfolk Gin begun in 2014. Founder Jonathan was looking for a new adventure and began making gin on a small scale at home. After some 18 months of development and experimentation, resulting in gins varied from awful to okay to rather good and he arrived at the now excellent Norfolk Gin.
Jonathan decided to place his gin in a ceramic...
01 October 2019
Since 2010,Edinburgh Gin has been committed to the art and science of distilling, and of
creating innovative, award-winning gins.
Based in Scotland's
capital city, the team are ever-inspired by its gin-making heritage, and of its
position as a global light; a home to scientists, artists, philosophers and
As a small-batch
distiller, Edinburgh Gin produce a dynamic range of gins for every occasion,
and we they're dedicated...
27 September 2019
Founder David Vitale started off with a simple vision; to
create a uniquely Australian whisky they could offer the world with pride. Born
and bred in Melbourne, he was inspired to create a spirit that reflects his
home town - from its culture to it's famed 'four seasons in a day' temperature
swings. It is a city surrounded by some of Australia's leading...
26 September 2019
to drink when your customer doesn't feel like drinking... Jarr Kombucha is a
fantastic adult alternative and its good for your gut!
is a delicious dose of goodness. It's low in sugar and rich in beneficial
acids, enzymes and antioxidants. It also has the potential to sway wine
drinkers and cocktail devotees as it does craft beer lovers and teetotal
tart and fruity, Jarr...
boom in low and non-alcoholic drinks is a trend that's here to stay,
firmly embedding itself in the minds of consumers who are actively seeking
healthier and interesting alternatives to alcohol, whilst still demanding flavoursome drinks (and rightly so).
As one of the best
non-alcoholic beers we've tasted in the office, Brutal Brewing's Ship Full of IPA
0.0% is a show stopper.
This Swedish 0.0%...
24 September 2019
In 1995, Salcombe Distillery's co-founders Angus and Howard first
met whilst working as sailing instructors at the Island Cruising Club and begin
their ritual of a sundowner gin and tonic at Salcombe Yacht Club, overlooking
the estuary as a regular way to conclude the days sailing.
After pursuing successful careers elsewhere, Angus and
Howard found themselves back in Devon at 2014, and meet up...
19 September 2019
The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicked off today, the 20th September. Whatever colours your customers fly and whichever team you support,
here's a few picks for the games ahead...
As the tournament hosts this time are Japan, why not try Asahi Super Dry? When it was introduced it brought an entirely new genre of
beer to Japan, and then to the world....
17 September 2019
Carlyn, our Spirits buyer's pick of the month is an exotic gin from the Cotswolds Distillery.
Set in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside, the team at the Cotswolds Distillery have been producing outstanding natural spirits since 2014.
New to our shelves this month is their Baharat Gin. This sumptuous small batch gin will take your taste buds on a journey through the...
16 September 2019
Many years in the making, Lyre's exquisite range of lovingly
crafted, alcohol-free classic spirits was borne from a quest to make the
impossible possible. To provide an alternative to those who don't wish to
imbibe alcohol, but still wish to enjoy the mirth and merriment of a social
But this isn't just any alternative.
Every Lyre's spirit looks, tastes and sashays around the
11 September 2019
Kate, our Soft Drinks buyer's pick of the month is a mixer from Longbottom & Co.
Longbottom & Co set out to craft a modern classic that's refined, complex and packs a punch. The story originally began in 1988 when founders Ed and Greg met at school. They became fed up of how bloody difficult it as to find a...
Prohibition is over!
29,307 days after prohibition ended, The Bootlegger Family opened their doors in their first bar on Gloucester Road in Bristol. Since then the family have carried on its journey heading west, opening its doors at the top of Womanby Street in Cardiff, back to where the minds who conceived the idea grew up.
This month we...
05 September 2019
Michael, our Beer and Ciders buyer's pick of the month is the range from Gorgeous Brewery.
Gorgeous Brewery is an independent, family run craft brewery based in London, it's a total find.
Gorgeous Brewery has an eclectic, deliciously drinkable range with an emphasis on hand-crafted quality. The brewery works with little automation, so a whole lot of care and hard...
04 September 2019
Folkington's was founded in 2012 by Paul Bendit after 12 years of developing premium and
innovative soft drinks for leaders. The ambition in creating the Folkington's
brand was to replicate the authenticity and provenance that stand behind fine
wines ("terroir") into a range of fruit juices and soft drinks.
So every year, each Folkington's
product is made from the same varieties of fruit sourced...
Founded in 2019 by the Duncan and his family, with aspirations of replicating the luxurious bars of Mayfair, London, The Leafy Elephant is a stunning new bar in Wokingham that is definitely "more than a pub!"
With over 200 gins on their impressive back bar, this purpose built venue is all about the luscious experience (and it's not...
26 June 2019
Vermuteria, next door to Kings Cross, is an all-day café and bar serving creative food and drinks inspired by the origins of Vermouth distilling, established during the 18th Century in the city of Turin, and the great Vermouth bars of Italy and beyond.
This month's mixologist is Vermuteria's Head Barman, Jonathan Benoliel. A man who loves learning and is a...
14 May 2019
Our MD is on a quest, a journey to understand each area of our Nectar operation better.
Recently, Nigel joined our Warehouse Manager Rich out on the floor to learn what happens when an order is picked and wrapped ready for delivery next day... he may well have picked your order! Why not grab a drink and watch this...
16 April 2019
As they say, a dilapidated and overgrown walled kitchen garden, tucked away in the grounds of a tired country house hotel in the New Forest has a lot to answer for... and since 2011, this has led the way to inform everything The Pig does in the kitchen and mixology.
For this Mixologist's Diary feature we caught up with...
24 April 2019
Conker Spirits began life as Rupert's dream to get out of the big smoke, today his range includes three delicious gins and a stunning cold brew coffee liqueur, all distilled in their Dorset distillery.
Fast-forward 6 years, and it's clear the leap of faith was worth it. Meet Rupert in this short video as he (re) introduces his range to...
25 March 2019
With a new selection of innovative drinks to our portfolio this spring, we invited a handful of our suppliers into HQ so our teams could meet them, understand more and taste their new drinks. Alex from Long Tail Mixers chatted to us about the experience and how Long Tail came about!
Meet Alex in this short video and discover dark...
13 December 2018
Our Mixologist's Diary is back, and this edition we headed to bustling Brizzle to chat about two of our favourite topics - food and (of course) drink with Will Price from Mugshot as he prepares for the Christmas onslaught.
If you've not been to Bristol in the last year you've missed this fantastic independent restaurant and bar with a...
12 November 2018
Nestled within the cobbled streets of Bath, is an underground bar that offers a chic blend of the old and new; whilst fun takes centre stage in their mixology ethos.
Circo Bar has one of the most extensive back bars, with a stunning array of cocktails on offer, as well as a comprehensive champagne, wine and spirits list, served...
With summer beaming at us from all angles, we chatted all things rum with Cat from Raoul's bar and caught up on what they're doing in Oxford, as part of our mixologist's diary.
Established in 1979, Raoul's Bar and liquor store is a space for Cat and the team to create. This is where their passion for mixology...
It's common knowledge that the UK is enjoying a gin revival, with an unprecedented array of craft gins launching in the marketplace, since Sipsmiths sparked important changes in the world of distillation back in 2009.
Around that time, Gary Whiter was about to embark on a Martini masterclass aboard the Queen Mary 2, while en route to New York. His...
This month we'd like you to meet Lloyd Brown, who heads up the Grey Bear Bar company, a bar consultancy and training company as well as being brand ambassador and distiller for Porters Perfection vodka (he's a busy man!).
Having worked with us closely for nearly a decade, and previously run the Venner Bar at The Bull Hotel in Bridport...
In the heart of Cardiff is Lab 22, a unique venue offering a truly scientific approach to your sense of mixology enjoyment. Sleek and chic yet abundant in character, Lab 22 is the place where real magic happens. A place where elements collide and senses come alive.
Lab 22 encourages the extraordinary and encourages the unusual. A creative cocktail bar...
This August we're heading over to Beaconsfield to meet Hannah Wainwright of The Treehouse and Laurie Othen who have 'talked all things tequila' with us.
The Treehouse was first established in 2010 and is part of Drinkwell Bars, a small bar group in the Chilterns. The Treehouse specialises in fantastic cocktails, a proportion of which are made with products made...
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